Marliese Richmond
4 min readMay 30, 2018
The local jaguar hoping to pick off a tasty snack

Initially , I slept well in the village deep in the Ecuadorian rainforest where I was teaching English. The family I lived with had a house which consisted of two rooms, one in which the parents and baby Yutzu slept, the other housed the 6 other children. Outside, there was also a porch, onto which an external kitchen area was attached. Every night, I would roll out my sleeping mat onto the porch, string up my mosquito net around it , and set down my sleeping bag. I’d have my rucksack under the net with me…

Marliese Richmond

Marliese Richmond loves encouraging creativity in others, and runs Three Bears Prints, where she sells linocuts and fabrics.